Fifteen new apprentices, aged 16 to 18, being taken on by Wolverhampton City Council will take up their new roles on Monday, coinciding with the start of National Apprenticeship Week.
The new apprenticeship roles are part of a wider programme which has seen the council invest more than £800,000 to create 105 apprenticeships over three and a half years.
The apprenticeships include accountancy, audit, horticulture, catering, events, vehicle maintenance and IT.
The investment is being made despite the council needing to save £123 million over the next five years in a move which will see 2,000 jobs go. The city council will be one of a host of employers, including Jaguar Land Rover and Marstons, who will be at the Molineux on Tuesday for a roadshow on apprenticeships.
Councillor Phil Page, Wolverhampton’s cabinet member for schools, skills and learning, said: “In the current climate, it is vital that all employers in the city do what they can to help young people as much as they can.
“It is therefore very encouraging to see companies will be at the Real Apprentice event. We made a commitment to help apprentices gain valuable new skills as they make the transition from education to the workplace.
“The apprentices we have had so far have been dedicated and hardworking, providing a first-class service.”Subscribe to our Newsletter